If you have the October 15, 2014 Library Journal, you will see that I have taken over Neal Wyatt’s Reader’s Shelf Column on the next to last page. I now stage this coup 2x per year (October and April) to suggest horror stories for a public library audience.
I am not allowed to re-post the list here on the blog until it goes live on the website and sometimes they wait until 10/31 to get to that, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have many other lists to share with you.
In my permanent page “Becky’s Original Horror Lists,” I have links to the past Reader’s Shelf columns and other lists I have made over the years for the library.
This is the panic point for many librarians during the Halloween season. We are past the half-way point of the month and you have already given out all of your go-to horror suggestions. People are going to start coming in faster now, descending upon you wanting a scary book, and your mind is blank....AAAAAAAHHHHH.
Seriously though, that’s why I am am here. Click on “Becky’s Original Horror Lists” or use my Review Index to find plenty of suggestions to help you fight off the hordes and pacify them with a good read.
Of course, if you have my book, you are on easy street because there are hundreds of annotated suggestions right at your fingertips. If you need the book now, consider buying the digital copy for your library. You could have it today.
On a final non-horror side note, Neal’s Reader’s Shelf column whether by her or a guest is an excellent resource to find solid, librarian vetted titles, grouped into interesting categories. It is not always by genre. Click here for a rich archive full of suggestions that you can use all year long.